The Gospel pyramid scheme is for Christian believers to decide to win souls by ultimate multiplication concept. Every Christian believer can share the gospel personally with 5 people daily. Then recommend the next 5 share Gospel message to win 5 more people daily non-stop until infinity. Using the pyramind concept minus the money scum souls will be won daily if serious Christian believers share the Gospel. Instead of imitating secular money making scheme apply concept in Gospel Pyramid Scheme. Without money-making scum of course for soul winning strategy and church growth. Christian believers must not be pushed and coerced to make money to exceed natural abilities beyond limits. Some churches threaten target commission with recruitment forms filled to bring people in to increase quota. This deviates from Specific, Central Gospel Message of Jesus Christ to win souls so clear, and simple message of salvation. Soul winning is often pushed aside for glossy gimmicks of hierarchy power. In Isaiah 2:6-7, many abandon God’s Word, God’s House is filled with influences from the east as soothsayers like Philistines; they strike bargains with children of foreigners. Their land is filled with silver, gold, horses, chariots, ships, mansions, numerous gifts, cars, houses, holidays, cruises, clothes, shopping, unlimited credit cards and bank accounts to indulge one’s pleasure. With no end to treasures clothes, jewellery, electronic, extravagant living, travel, church corruption.
Some acquire planes, cars, mansions so focus exclusively more on luxury lifestyle, money, power, sex, plenty, pleasantries than the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In line with prosperity lifestyle is proof, evidence to own latest jets, biggest luxury cars, most expensive houses equated with spiritual growth. The richer, the greater the luxury with quick favouritism of those compromising to enable superstar mega star lifestyle on some TV media churches. These companies are Multi-Level Marketing MLM with mega rich lifestyle new age religious traditions. Did God create people on earth only for consumerism to purely make money, buy, sell, make profit, increase bank balance? Some church service centres are commercial businesses with state of the art technology. Many believers want their back scratched not to be offended by the Gospel so in 2 Peter 2:1, false prophets among them teach heresies. In 2 Timothy 3:1-5, in the last days will be perilous, difficult, dangerous times. 2 People will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unthankful, unholy, 3 heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, 4 treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.
5 having appearance of godliness but deny power of God. Avoid such people because they are egotistical mega-preacher predator telemarket prayer contractors to gullible people. In 1 Timothy 6;9-11, those who want to get rich fall into temptation, snare, many foolish and harmful desires which plunge them into ruin and destruction. In Hebrews 13:5, Christian believers are told to let your life be free of the love of money and be content with your lot. In 1 Timothy 6:10, for the love of money is the root of all evil. Some longing for it wandered away from faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. Flee from these things you man of God, pursue righteousness, Godliness, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness.” Martin Luther disputed claim, freedom from God’s punishment for sin could be purchased with money. He confronted indulgence absolution salesman Johann Tetzel a Dominican friar, with his 95 Theses in 1517. Luther’s writing demanded, Pope Leo X in 1520 and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, at the Diet of Worms in 1521, agree salvation and eternity in heaven is not earned by good deeds but received as Free Gift of God’s Grace. Luther taught faith in Christ Jesus redeems from sin. Those who reject Christ, end in hell. Luther’s Theology challenged authority of leaders by teaching the Bible is Only Source of Divinely revealed knowledge from God to follow not man -made interpretation to manipulate and con for money.
When God created Adam and Eve they controlled all the natural wealth created by God. So owned the world’s richest resources and were very rich and wealthy. God supplied all their needs in the garden of Eden. Though the richest people who ever lived yet they preferred to listen to and follow the con man the devil. It was the devil that deceived and deprived them of their wealth. All Adam and Eve had to do was care for their abundant resources God provided. This means they had luxury, wealth, all the resources needed until greed caused them to seek far more than enough already made available to them. God still supplies and meets all needs yet God’s Direct Presence and material provisions is still not enough to satisfy mankind’s appetite and greedy longing for more gold at the end of the rainbow. Greed brought sin into God’s Kingdom to defile God’s Temple. In 1 Corinthians 3:16, ‘Do you not know you are the temple of God and the Spirit of God dwells in you?” Since then mankind tries in own strength in vain to use man – made ideas to recreate wealth lost by greed and deception of devil in Eden. Attempts to regain spiritual connection to God in pyramid scheme continues in different shapes or forms.
Some who confidently dare confront, challenge extreme greed in God’s name are humiliated and ostracised. Those who genuinely sacrifice to preach Gospel are seen as materially poor. Yet others live secular ungodly pagan life of worshipping money. In 2 Corinthians 11:12-21, such false apostles, deceitful workers, disguise as apostles of Christ as satan disguises himself as angel of light. It is not surprising his servants disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Instead of spreading the Gospel Truth of WORD OF GOD BY DIRECT FOCUS on Master Jesus. The church is distracted by accumulation of wealth to compete with secular world serving god of mammon. Access to rich wealthy resources from loyal faithful member’s contributed donations fund lifestyles grander than Hollywood. Extravagant, super abundant, prosperity, exaggerated lifestyle is done in the Name of God. Accomplishment of material things shifts attention to human means and methods of the world yet left behind. Dedicated leaders deserve wages, rewards to cover costs, time, input, hard work, earnings. But books written, resources, turn mega church into complex money network centre.
Competing with secular gorilla sales tactics motivation footage sermons lack bold declaration of Jesus as the Gospel Good News of hope for eternal life. So places to manipulate to give in the name of God to the selfish greedy wanting more. Overwhelming pressure costs pay fat cat secular business lifestyle imposed on TV media Gospel. Glamorized church wants to prove prospering rather than focus on Christ Jesus. It has become entertainment to please the eye and flesh than Holiness Unto the Lord Messages. At times one cannot distinguish between Gospel Channel and secular topics. Some try to bring world into church so blend to accommodate secular views and opinions and not Fear and Honour GOD. So motivational speaking, popular ten step programs, pleasing to itching ears, override Gospel Truth of the Saviour Jesus Christ to see God Glorified and Worshipped. Money, power, sex trap status rewards dangerous adulation of narcissistic people who feel without them people cannot know God for themselves. Christian believers need to study God’s Words to learn and know Bible Truth.Due to pressure the cycle continues for leaders in turn to please donors and contributors. So it means the pastors are stretched and stressed beyond ability of doing things by themselves without delegation. They need money to travel more. So bend over backwards to baby sit grown up matured Christians who should be teaching and sharing God’s words. The system of permanent nannying of faith creates unhealthy dependency on the creature rather than on GOD Almighty through Christ Jesus. Build faith by running the race through Christ Jesus for personal spiritual growth and maturity. Take no part in fruitless works of darkness rather expose them according to Ephesians 5:11. People are guided by Holy Spirit into all truth. So it is not only Bible college ordained pastors or preachers who understand the Word of God. In 2 Timothy 2:15, Christian believers are to study to show themselves approved to God as workman not ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. God says each must run own race to win eternal prize whether single or married. God forgives sins, guilt and heals through Christ Jesus.
It is good to congregate to celebrate God in meetings but salvation is a personal journey in direct relationship with Christ. The concept of middlemen monopoly of trust me I am a pastor Christianity compels people to be deceived to feel insecure not to enter boldly into the presence of God. Nobody can save another except the Lord Jesus Christ. The Bible tells Christian believers life does not constitute the abundance of material possessions. Above all, it is all left behind on earth including the glorified human flesh. The church needs to focus attention for winning souls before it is too late for others. Rapid changes in world event means Christian Believers are expected to be hot on fire for Christ. Wealth honorarium demands by mega preacher’s diva lifestyle is scandalous. Some do not preach unless paid huge sums in thousands, hosted in 5 star hotels for sermons. Tragedy of prosperity gospel mentality is emphasis on individual achievement. Rather than collaboration to fight social ills to bless whole community to elevate hard-working employees and masses. The Sacrifice of Christ Shedding His Precious blood at Calvary is replaced by booming gated Christian community, bank balance, properties not souls won. King Solomon had grand houses but advised against self-indulgence which leaves people empty, unfulfilled. Increased material possession at the cost, expense of others to enjoy life erodes spiritual Godly values. The House of God is first and foremost to Worship Sovereign God. Those who Worship God in Spirit and in Truth have The Joy of the Lord as their strength. In God’s Presence is Fullness of Joy Forever more through Direct Connection in Christ Jesus, the Head of the church. Refreshing Times of Joy experienced in the Presence of God is not attached to material things, status, power, class, position, gender. It is only through the blood of Christ Jesus. The church is not meant to be a social club to drink tea and coffee, meet with friends, socialize only buy and sell. The House of Prayer is to assemble together to focus on God first. Other personal and social issues are for counselling and welfare hospitality unit of the church. It is not only pastor who must sponsor cost of running the church. The church budget must include;- mortgage loan repayments or rent of premises, cost of heating, lighting, water bills, hospitality, charity, hospital visiting team, caring for elderly, frail members, widows, orphans, schools. The burden, weight, of costs is not exclusively for the CEO. There must be transparency to avoid pressure to be pre-occupied with money-making schemes to maintain church. It can lead to taking advantage of the congregation for personal gain. It turns church into pleasing, thrill seeking feelings, to fulfil self happiness entertainment, to impress to get more money. The church can prosper but not at the expense of God’s Sovereign Worship in Spirit and in Truth or duping members to aggrandize self. This distracts from Biblical Truth of True Worship of God and Lifting Up the Name of Jesus Christ to draw all people to Christ.